2021 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale in West Warwick, RI
Checking all of the boxes for style, versatility, and comfort is the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. This sharp-looking crossover can seat up to seven (if it’s equipped with the available third row) and delivers plenty of bang for your buck with its modern technologies and ample cargo space. This model year, the S and SE trims come with redesigned 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, the SE gets standard adaptive cruise control and the latest MIB3 infotainment system, and the range-topping SEL Premium R-Line has a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat. Volkswagen has also added 2 years/20,000 miles of complimentary maintenance through its Carefree Coverage plan.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan has earned its wide following with a great mix of attributes. This midsized crossover provides a nice bundle of standard features and plenty of interior space, with seating for either five or seven passengers. There are five trim levels to choose from – S, SE, SE R-Line Black, SEL, and SEL Premium R-Line – with each getting a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (184 hp and 221 lb.-ft. of torque) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard in the S, SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL; 4Motion all-wheel drive is standard on the SEL Premium R-Line and optional on the SE, SE R-Line Black, and SEL. Versions equipped with AWD come standard with two rows of seating, while FWD Tiguans get three rows of seating. Regardless of the trim, the ’21 Tiguan can tow up to 1,500 pounds with the available trailer hitch kit. Now that we have the basics covered, let’s delve in to what each trim offers in terms of standard equipment and options.
For an entry-level trim, the three-row seven-passenger S is anything but basic. Outside, it has automatic headlights, LED taillights, 17-inch wheels with a fresh design, power heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a trailer hitch receiver. Inside, it comes with three 12-volt power outlets (one in the front console, one in the rear console, and one in the cargo area), a USB-C data port, a rearview camera, Volkswagen Car-Net remote services, and a 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seat. It also has an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth capability, and a six-speaker audio system. Its standard active safety equipment consists of forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
The SE gains a few more niceties: a windshield wiper de-icer, keyless entry, push-button start, a wireless smartphone charger, simulated leather seats, a simulated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, two-zone automatic climate control, two front USB-C data ports, and one rear USB-C charging port. Infotainment is handled by the latest MIB3 system, which is controlled through an 8-inch touchscreen and voice recognition. The system also includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Adaptive cruise control is now included as well in the advanced active safety technology suite.
SE R-Line Black
On top of black exterior and interior trim, the SE R-Line Black raises the premium look and feel with a special R-Line grille and badging, stainless-steel pedals, 20-inch wheels, fog lights, and trim-specific intakes, side sills, and bumpers. It also gets a panoramic moonroof, front and rear parking sensors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The darkened features, unique R-Line accents, and 20-inch wheels from the SE R-Line Black won’t be found on this trim, but it gets some great features instead, including the VW Digital Cockpit, a state-of-the-art gauge cluster. Other standard amenities of the SEL include 19-inch wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, remote start, a power liftgate, lane keeping assist, a heated steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
SEL Premium R-Line
At the top of the trim ladder, the SEL Premium R-Line comes with all the fixings. Starting with aesthetics, it returns the 20-inch wheels and R-Line flourishes from the SE R-Line Black. For safety and driving satisfaction, there’s 4Motion all-wheel drive, a drive mode selector, adaptive LED headlights, side mirrors with memory, automatic high beams, and a surround-view camera system. Among its standard luxury features are leather seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, driver’s seat memory, a thumping Fender deluxe audio system, and a hands-free liftgate. A power adjustable passenger’s seat is a new addition for this model year.
The base S comes with 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, black roof rails, heated side mirrors, three 12-volt power outlets (one in the front console, one in the rear console, and one in the cargo area), cargo area tie-down hooks, and a rearview camera. The SE adds heated windshield washer nozzles, keyless entry, push-button ignition, a wireless smartphone charger, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a simulated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and simulated-leather seats (V-Tex). The SE R-Line Black appoints 20-inch wheels, fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, special R-Line exterior accents, a genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel, and stainless-steel pedals.
The SEL loses the R-Line accents and 20-inch wheels in favor of 19-inch wheels, plus silver roof rails, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, remote start, VW’s Digital Cockpit (digital gauge cluster), a heated steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The SEL Premium R-Line has the original R-Line features as well as an adaptive front-lighting system, LED headlights, memory functions for the side mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, ambient interior lighting, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, and genuine-leather upholstery.
The infotainment system in the base S has a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a USB data port, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto; its buyers also get access to Volkswagen’s Car-Net remote services. The SE delivers an updated MIB3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and voice recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an additional USB data port, and satellite and HD radio. The SEL furnishes a navigation system, while the SEL Premium R-Line provides premium music quality via a Fender audio system.
The 2021 Tiguan is stocked with active safety technologies for increased safety on the road. The S trim is equipped with forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The SE adds adaptive cruise control, while the SE R-Line Black also receives parking sensors. The SEL gets lane keeping assist, and the SEL Premium R-Line is loaded up with all of the above plus automatic high beams.
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